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What is COSHH? Questions about COSHH answered

www.dvsconline.org COSHH stands for ‘Control of Substances Hazardous to Health’ and under the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002, employers need to either prevent or reduce their workers’ exposure to substances that are hazardous to their...

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OSHA’s Hazard Identification Training Tool

TRAINING TOOL Introduction How to Play Manual & Resources OSHA's Hazard Identification Training Tool is an interactive, online, game-based training tool for small business owners, workers and others interested in learning the core concepts of hazard...

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Safety ‘Solutions’ Won’t Move a Hippo!

So how do you move a Hippo? Well according to a kids book I read my 5 year old the other night it’s quite simple if you’re willing to learn the message. So the story goes that there is a Hippo lying on the bridge asleep and in the way. The other animals wanted to get...

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Efficient vs. Effective

The late Peter Drucker was quoted as saying, “There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.” In many safety efforts we strive for greater efficiency without asking ourselves if the thing we are doing is effective. A lot of...

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“Manage Your Outside Inspectors”

Every company is subject to many and various outside inspectors who regularly visit their locations.  These inspectors are from the:insurance company, fire department, government safety agencies (e.g. OSHA), and even the corporate headquarters. These many...

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Video covering “Hot Work” Safety

U.S. CHEMICAL SAFETY BOARD Video covering "Hot Work" Safety and the DuPont accident at the Buffalo NY site Welcome to this Chemical Safety Board news conference. We are here this morning to release the draft report and safety recommendations resulting from the CSB’s...

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Arc Flash Protection: What Does OSHA Require?

By Ana Ellington, Legal Editor A number of OSHA standards are cited in relation to arc flash hazards. The NFPA 70E national consensus standard is a comprehensive standard that contains detailed information on how to protect workers from arc flashes. Employers must...

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